28 December 2006

Christmas Party

Friday December 22 was the anual KBW Christmas Party for the kids. Jenna had a blast playing with all the other kids and seeing the special guests - Mickey Mouse, Red Power Ranger and Santa Claus! Afterwards we finished up our shopping at the mall, again and Jenna got to ride the train, again. First time we rode it together and the second time she was a big girl and rode it by herself!

Jenna playing around at the party.

Jenna and Mickey Mouse.

Jenna and I riding the train.

Jenna riding the train by herself!

19 December 2006

Almost Christmas!

It is less than a week to Christmas and we are still running around! Can't wait to sit back and enjoy the holidays this weekend coming up. This past weekend we were out on LI for a Christmas Party. We had a great time as did Jenna. Sunday, Jenna and I spent the day shopping with Grandma Gladys. We dragged Grandma over to Staten Island and shopped for hours. I know we were exhausted by the time we got home. And finally the Christmas tree is up and decorated. Mike and I decorated it last night with a little help from Jenna.
We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas holiday this weekend.
Merry Christmas!!!!!
Grandma Gladys treated Jenna to a ride on the train at the Staten Island Mall.

Jenna and I riding the train.

It really was a long day of shopping!

Our Christmas Tree!

Mike stealing a kiss from Jenna under the Mistletoe.

11 December 2006

Meeting Santa Claus

Another fun filled weekend. Saturday we took Jenna to see Santa Claus at Victory Hospital. We met up with Madison, Jennifer and Mark. Jenna loved Santa. She actually sat in his lap and kept going over to him when he was not busy with the others kids. This was definitely a better reaction than last year. Madison wasn't as trusting as Jenna. She liked to look at Santa from a distance. Afterwards we headed over to Zach's 2nd Birthday party. We had a great time celebrating Zach's birthday. All of Jenna's friends from Tutor Time were there. She was so tired from playing with everyone that she fell asleep at 7pm! Sunday Jenna and I headed out to Staten Island to shop and we visited with Michele and Richie. Jenna enjoyed seeing her Aunt Shel, Richie and Kyle. Only 3 1/2 months until Baby Boy Sere arrives - yeah!

Jenna, Madison, Jennifer and I at Victory Hospital

Jenna warming up to Santa

We really couldn't believe she actually sat on Santa's lap!

The BFF's at Zach's party

Time for the cake

I bet I can figure this game out

Happy 2nd Birthday Zach!

04 December 2006

Here comes the cold!

After a nice warm spell, the cold has finally arrived. It is hard switching from our light jackets to our heavy coats with hats and gloves. Now that the cold weather is here, it finally feels like the holidays. Our weekend was jam packed, back to the norm for us. Saturday night I held a Gift Basket Party with Gladys. It was a great success and it was a lot of fun. Sunday, Matthew Sean Hamarich was Christened. I finally got to see him and hold him! He is so cute and so small. Hard to believe Jenna was ever that small. Jenna had a lot of fun playing with Alex, Sammie, Shea and Taylor. It was also great to see Jenn and Scott. Congratulations Matthew!

My girl.

Jenna, Sammie, Shea and Taylor

Jenna was great around Matthew. He slept the entire time.

Jenna playing with Murphy

I love her face in this picture. She was mad/upset that Murphy left her.

28 November 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! We had a great holiday and wonderful long weekend. It was great to have off 4 days in a row. Gladys hosted Thanksgiving at her house. Jenna had a great time playing with her cousins Brandon and Amanda. It was a very relaxing day and everyone definitely ate way too much! Friday Mom, Jenna and I hit the stores early with all the other crazy shoppers. The weather was so warm - hard to believe it was the end of November. Saturday we celebrated Kaitlyn's first birthday. It feels like yesterday she was just born - Happy Birthday Kaitlyn. Finally Sunday was our day of rest. Jenna helped me put up our Christmas decorations. She is too cute since she now knows who Santa Claus is. Let's see if we can get her to sit with him for a picture. Can't believe Christmas is right around the corner.

Jenna and Amanda

Jenna, Mike, Darren and Great-Nanny

Jenna having fun at the mall

Isn't he getting big???

Happy 1st Birthday Kaitlyn!!!!

Jenna and Kaitlyn playing at the party

20 November 2006

The weekend before Thanksgiving

We haven't posted in a while since we have had absolutely nothing to do! It is a first that we have gone 3 weekends without having to go anywhere. Saturday night Michele and Chrissy came over for some girl time. Jenna had a blast visiting with them both. It was a totaly guy-free evening while we caught up. Sunday was a day to relax since we had planned. Jenna and I went to the park to get in some last minute play time since the weather has just turned cold. Hard to believe that this week is Thanksgiving. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

This was taken right after her bath.

This swing mama!

Look at me, I'm driving the boat.

Getting ready to come down the slide.

Playing with her dolls.

Sitting in the Rocking Chair that Aunt Susan made for her. You can see her bed right behind her. She is finally sleeping in her bed at night! Too bad it isn't all night, but I'll take whatever I can get.

01 November 2006

Halloween 2006

This Halloween was a lot of fun. Jenna was dressed up as a Rockette, while I went as Snow White (thank you Chrissy!) She had a blast walking around with Madison and Jennifer. The weather was great. Hard to believe it was the end of October. Jenna really had her trick-or-treat down pat - she came home with lots of candy.

We hope everyone had a great Halloween!

My little Rockette.

Jenna and Madison out trick-or-treating.

After a fun night of trick-or-treating.

30 October 2006

The Wedding part 2

Here are the pictures from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. I reached the max of pictures from the wedding post.

Jenna dressed as Cinderella.

Jenna at the petting zoo. Great idea - they used stuff animals instead of real ones!

Jenna and Madison - Jenna was so excited to have Elmo as her best friend.

The Wedding!

Friday October 27 - Michele and Richie's wedding finally arrived. All went well. Bride looked beautiful and the groom looked very handsome. My fears of Jenna not walking down the aisle did not come true. She was a trooper holding my hand both up and down the aisle. She was so good the entire night until she fell asleep around 1030pm. She really enjoyed herself as did everyone else. It was a great time Friday night and we all needed Saturday to recover! Sunday Jenna and I spent the afternoon with Madison, Jennifer and Mark at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. They were celebrating Halloween by having children dress up in their costumes. I dressed Jenna as Cinderella and Madison was Elmo. You can imagine how excited Jenna was to have her best friend as Elmo.

Jenna and I walking down the aisle. Still can't believe she walked down!

Jenna and I before the ceremony.

Jenna and Grandma smelling my flowers.

Me and my handsome husband.

Jenna and Chrissy dancing the night away.

Michele and her very good looking bridesmaids!

Jenna and her daddy.

The happy couple. Congratulations Michele and Rich!

23 October 2006

Weekend with Grandma

This weekend Jenna had a sleepover at Grandma Gladys' house. She enjoyed visiting Great Nanny and Cousins Monica and Amanda on Saturday. Jenna also enjoyed her outing to church with Grandma. Of course the highlight of Jenna's weekend, besides spending time with Grandma was playing with Rudy. She loves to play ball and take him out for walks. I bet Rudy was happy to see Jenna go so he could take a nap!

My model

Enough pictures mom!

Grandma and Jenna

Jenna playing at Grandma's house.

Jenna and Rudy

Subway ride home. She was so excited to be riding the train. She tells me trains are cool.